Friday, May 23, 2008

Blasted

After the black snake of destruction came the rainbow. After the angry cloud punched its way through a town, the sun came out.

Yesterday I tracked a storm that plowed through an area where friends and family lived. A tornado slapped a community hard, tossing chunks of roof onto lawns and twisting trees free from their roots.

Take a look at the destruction, only an hour from our home.

One person died, a man trying to run from the storm in his camper. A daycare of 150 children was in the path of the tornado but the children were rushed to a nearby basement and none were hurt. An office complex was ripped open but the employees had seen the approaching clouds and left.

What if the storm had hit at night?

Before the skies even cleared, workers appeared. Homeowners were hauling off shingles and trucks were backed up to houses to carry off debris.

Would you pray for these people in Weld County of Colorado, who were thumped by a swirly angry storm? And thank God that only one person was lost. The sun came out and a rainbow glimmered.

3 comments:

Maxine said...

This is so sad. We hear of so many disasters these days, don't we? Praying for the people there and for the family of the person who died.

Maxine said...

I meant to say that I like your new design, Kathy. The colors are nice for your Sumballo graphic.

Kathy at Sumballo said...

Maxine, thanks for the kind words about the new design. I figured it was time for something different.